• SC seeks report on STPs to check Ganga pollution
    1:32 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked if the Modi government intended to complete the task of cleaning the Ganga in its present term or carry it to the next term and keep the issue alive. The apex court also sought details on the status of various

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  • Janata ‘parivar’ celebrates Makar Sankranti
    1:32 PM

    Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) Makar Sankranti was celebrated here with political colour in Bihar, with clear signs that the Janata ‘parivar’ was all set for unity. Ignoring the biting cold, thousands of workers of the ruling JD-U and its ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) marked the festival at the residence

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  • Three militants arrested in Assam
    1:10 PM

    Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) Three militants, including one from a Bodo militant group that was behind the massacre of adivasis in December, were Wednesday arrested in Assam, the army said. Acting on a tip-off, the army’s Red Horns division arrested a top leader of the anti-talk faction of the National

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  • Another Delhi church vandalized
    1:08 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A church here was vandalized before dawn Wednesday, the fourth such incident in the capital in seven weeks, police said. The incident, which took place around 4.20 a.m., was captured by a CCTV camera installed inside the premises of Our Lady Of Graces Church at

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  • Summoned by CBI, Mukul Roy meets Mamata
    1:05 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Summoned by the CBI in the Saradha chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy Wednesday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and said he will contact the probe agency about his appearance. Though he did not take questions after

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  • Unemployed youth sets himself ablaze at Akali Dal rally
    12:59 PM

    Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) An unemployed youth Wednesday set himself afire at the rally venue of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab’s Muktsar district. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was present at the rally. The youth – identified as Hitesh Kumar of Ferozepur district – attempted to immolate himself

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  • Tap our liberal tax policy: Swiss envoy to Indian firms
    12:45 PM

    Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) Making a pitch for Indian investment, Switzerland’s ambassador Linus von Castelmur Wednesday said Indian companies should take advantage of his country’s liberal tax and flexible labour market. Castelmur, who conducted a seminar here on Indo-Swiss relations, said Indian businessmen should use Switzerland as a gateway to

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  • Kerala students develop 200-km-a-litre vehicle
    12:25 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Three sixth semester mechanical engineering students here have designed and developed a prototype vehicle which runs more than 200 kilometres per litre of petrol. “It is a wonderful innovation and needs to be promoted considering the energy crisis and rising oil prices”, said B. Anil, the

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  • SC gives Italian Marine three months to recover
    12:11 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday extended by three months Italian Marine Massimilano Latorre’s stay in Italy for his recovery following a heart surgery earlier this month. The bench of Justice Anil R. Dave, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh extended the stay of Chief

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